Momondo’s Viral Video Is a Piece of Kayak’s Brand Marketing Strategy

A screenshot from Momondo’s The World Piece video in which some 60 participants create an interwoven tattoo. Momondo Skift Take: When Booking Holdings acquired Momondo in 2017 to pair with fellow metasearch brand Kayak, officials said one of Momondo’s core strengths was its brand marketing bonafides. The World Piece video works because it stirs emotions, … [Read more…]

70 Years of Seafair

Seafair, the unparalleled celebration of Seattle’s beautiful summer and remarkable history, turns 70 this year. With all the attendant finery and excitement that marks a big, round number we also get an opportunity to reminisce. Blue Angels flying in formation Courtesy Seafair When it comes to Seafair, family traditions take two paths: those that hearken … [Read more…]

Boutique Rental Brand Sonder Raises Another $225 Million

A Sonder unit. The company is getting more funding. Sonder Skift Take: Sonder’s hotel-style serviced apartments operate in that sweet spot between Airbnb homeshares and full-on hotels. There are, of course, plenty of rivals doing a similar thing, but this funding round will enable Sonder to expand its business and give it a competitive edge. … [Read more…]

Priest car blessings in Bolivia

Families dressed in their Sunday best pop Champagne beside cars speckled with pom-poms. Outsiders would think a wedding is taking place. Until a white-robed priest — dodging firecrackers — starts to fling water from plastic flowers under the car’s hood. In Copacabana, Bolivia, this dance of pyrotechnics and holy men is part of a weekly … [Read more…]